• Jo-Walker Meador, Longtime CMA Chief, Dead at 93
    Jo Walker-Meador, who built the Country Music Association from a tiny, ragged startup into one of the nation’s most visible and successful trade organizations, died Wednesday (Aug. 16) in Nashville at the age of 93. Under her leadership, which extended from 1959 until her retirement in 1991, the CMA established the Country Music Hall of... […]
  • How CMT Crossroads Enlivens Florida Georgia Line and Backstreet Boys Hits
    The all-new CMT Crossroads premiering Aug. 30 will be the only place fans will get to see Florida Georgia Line and the Backstreet Boys performing new arrangements of their biggest hits as one big super group. The hour-long special will feature new collaborations of the Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way,” “As Long As... […]
  • Brett Eldredge Debuts Atop Country Albums Chart
    Brett’s the name and Brett’s the game this week, as Brett Eldredge’s self-titled collection bows at No. 1 on Billboard‘s country albums chart. To add to the dazzle, it also comes in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 all-genres list. Meanwhile, Billy Currington’s “Do I Make You Wanna” settles in for its third week... […]
  • Ryan Follesé Makes Country Debut a Family Affair
    Currently on the road with Sam Hunt’s 15 in a 30 Tour, former Hot Chelle Rae front man Ryan Follesé surprised fans with an announcement on Wednesday (Aug. 16) that his self-titled debut country album lands Friday (Aug. 18). Most of the music was written or co-written by Follesé and his hit-making family. His father... […]
  • Kelsea Ballerini Let Herself Be 23
    When Kelsea Ballerini started writing and recording songs for Unapologetically, her second album, she said she had to act her age. “I had to let myself be 23,” Ballerini told Vulture. “I think for a while I tried to get back into the headspace that I made my first album in. But not only was... […]